Dr. David Mitchell, professor of economics and director of the Bureau of Economic Research at Missouri State University, conducted a study to determine the economic costs and benefits of the proposed Raise the Age Legislation in Missouri. The Show Me State is one of five states where 17-year-olds are automatically treated as adults in the criminal justice system, along with … [Read more...] about What is the potential economic impact of Raise the Age Legislation?
Dr. Sharmistha Self, economist at Missouri State, spent her recent sabbatical looking at discrepancies between how much autonomy Nepalese women believed they had in making household decisions versus what their husbands cited. … [Read more...] about Study shows Nepalese women have less influence on decision-making in household
Light pollution, as defined by the International Dark Sky Association, is any adverse effect of artificial light, including sky glow, glare, light trespass, light clutter, decreased visibility at night and energy waste. Economics faculty members Drs. Terrel Gallaway, David Mitchell and Reed Olsen have published several articles on their recent studies of light pollution and the … [Read more...] about Is light polluting the sky? Answers could keep you up at night
According to the International Dark-Sky Association, human-produced light pollution not only mars our view of the stars; poor lighting threatens astronomy, disrupts ecosystems, affects human circadian rhythms and wastes energy. Drs. Reed Olsen and David Mitchell from the economics department at Missouri State University discuss some of the findings from the light pollution … [Read more...] about Economists research value of dark sky at four national parks